After securing Brian J. Smith (Sense8) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) for the lead roles back in November, USA Network has now filled out the supporting cast of its Jason Bourne spinoff series Treadstone with five new additions.
Set to join Smith and Irvine in the cast of the show are Omar Metwally (The Affair), Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals), Han Hyo-joo (The Beauty Inside), Gabriell Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schule (Berlin Station). Per Deadline, here are the official character descriptions:
Metwally will play Mr. Edwards, a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the hard choice positions him as the most qualified agent for a stealth mission.
Ifeachor will portray Tara Coleman, an investigative journalist who has turned her back on her career after getting too close to a dangerous truth. Now she must put the past behind her to get to the bottom of an international conspiracy.
Han is SoYun, a wife and mother who must make difficult choices that compromise her quiet family life in North Korea after she starts to learn about her own secret past.
Scharnitzky will play Petra, a no-nonsense Russian patriot who has committed her life to her country but has deep-seated knowledge of Russian tactics that come into play when she is betrayed.
Schüle will portray a Russian KGB agent who will stop at nothing to promote the agenda of her motherland.
Created by Tim Kring (Heroes), Treadstone “explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins.” It has a straight-to-series order, and is expected to premiere later this year.